WAUSAU, Wis. - A Wisconsin woman is charged in a disturbing case of animal cruelty.
Prosecutors say 20-year-old Sean Janas poisoned her boyfriend's dog Mary and slit the animal's throat.
According to the criminal complaint, Janas kept a diary in which she wrote disturbing details about her dislike for and abuse of Mary.
"I think its shocking and disturbing because it is hard to imagine anyone acting like that or feeling like that toward another creature," said Prosecutor LaMont Jacobson.
Police say the boyfriend's father discovered Janas' diary and turned it over to authorities.
Investigators say one entry reads "I have never hated an animal so much in my life. Much less hate one or beat one. But the pleasure I get from watching her whimper in pain and cry out for help as I shove Drano and bleach down her throat is like no other."
"When I read through it initially I couldn't believe what this person had done much less reduced their thoughts to writing," said Jacobson.
The criminal complaint states police believe the dog died in June after months of abuse. It also says neighbors complained about what was happening.
"At that time there really wasn't enough evidence to establish who had done it," said Jacobson. "Also, the dog was cremated before any examination could be done."
Prosecutors say the discovery of the diary gave them the evidence they needed to move forward with the case.
Monday prosecutors charged Janas with animal mistreatment and exposing an animal to a poisonous substance. She's being held in jail on a $2,500 cash bond.
Her next court appearance is a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 31st.
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